Finance Careers – Accountant at Dairy Development Authority (DDA)

Job Title: Accountant
Organisation: Dairy Development Authority (DDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal Accountant
About DDA:
Dairy Development Authority is a Semi-Autonomous Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. Its mandate is to develop and regulate the dairy sector. It was established under the Dairy Industry Act, 1998 and its objectives are to provide proper coordination and efficient implementation of all Government policies which are designed to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency in the production of milk in Uganda by promoting production and competition in the dairy industry and monitoring the market for milk and dairy products.
Job Summary: The Accountant will support in the monitoring of accounts payables and receivables, and recording financial transactions in conformity with DDA accounting and financial policies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for the recording of financial transactions, cash payments, banking, inventory, receivables and payables.
  • Handling all payments on the IFMS and prepare books of Accounts of the Authority.
  • In charge of the proper coding and reconciliation of all individual client accounts. Identify and resolve all discrepancies identified in revenue reconciliations.
  • Prompt preparation and dispatch of customer invoices and statements.
  • Responsible for the monitoring, collecting and resolving accounts receivable aging items.
  • Support in the processing of daily cash receipts, as necessary.
  • Compile and prepare timely periodic financial reports.
  • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce/Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Finance or Business Administration majoring in Accounting.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in Accounting or finance.
  • Possession of at least level II of a professional qualification in ACCA, CPA or any other relevant professional qualification.
  • Prior experience of working with accounting packages will be an added advantage
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Possess the ability to cope with deadlines and multi-tasking
  • Be a good team player
How to Apply:
All interested applicants who meet the specified job requirements should submit their application forms, up to date curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic credentials to the address below, addressed to the undersigned. Executive Director Dairy Development Authority (DDA) Plot 1, Kafu Rd. Kampala P. O. Box 34006, Kampala, Uganda Tel: 0414-343883 / 0414-343981/2
Deadline: 13th June, 2014

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